Monday, 09 November 2020 06:52

‘Buying Electricity Credit’ (Membeli Pulsa Listrik)

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Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the Radio. We introduce some Indonesian vocabulary and tips on how to use it in a conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language and Book Development Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is ‘Buying Electricity Credit’ which means Membeli Pulsa Listrik.

Read to this conversation about Buying Electricity Credit’ which means Membeli Pulsa Listrik. Kevin asked Rama how to buy electricity credit.

Kevin  

Rama, mengapa meteran listrikku berbunyi terus, ya?

Rama

Itu tandanya pulsa listrikmu hampir habis.

Kevin  

O, begitu. Bagaimana cara membeli pulsa listrik?

Rama

Kamu bisa beli pulsa listriknya di situs belanja daring. Caranya, pilih bagian pulsa dan tagihan, klik bagian listrik PLN. Selanjutnya, masukkan nomor meter atau ID pelanggan, pilih jumlah pulsa, lalu bayar menggunakan opsi transfer bank.

Kevin  

Wah, praktis dan mudah, ya.

Rama

Iya. Sekarang kita bisa isi pulsa listrik secara daring.

Now, I am going to introduce some vocabularies and expressions related to the topic today.

Meteran Listrik

Electric meter

Berbunyi

To sound

Pulsa listrik

Electricity credit

Habis

Finished

Situs belanja daring  

Online shopping site

Tagihan

Bill

Nomor meter

Meter number

ID pelanggan

Customer ID

Bank transfer

Bank transfer

Praktis

To be Practical

If you want to ask about the way or process, you can use the interrogative word bagaimana? In English ‘how’. To ask about the way, people usually use the expression bagaimana cara….? 

Which means ‘how to ….’ Like in the sentence Bagaimana cara membeli pulsa listriknya?Which means ‘how to buy electricity credit?’. To respond the expression Bagaimana cara ...?, you have to mention the process consecutively like the following example:

Kevin         Bagaimana cara membeli pulsa listrik?In English‘how to buy electricity credit?’

Rama         Kamu bisa beli pulsa listrik di situs belanja daring. Caranya, pilih bagian pulsa dan tagihan, klik bagian listrik PLN. Selanjutnya,  masukkan nomor meter atau ID pelanggan, pilih jumlah pulsa, lalu bayar menggunakan opsi transfer bank...in English ‘you can buy electricity credit on the online shopping site. The ways are to select credit and bill, and then to click PLN. Afterward, enter the meter number or customer ID, select the number of credits you will buy, then pay by transfer bank option.’

In the Indonesian language, conjunction can be used to mention sequence of process, for example: kemudian, lalu, selanjutnya, and setelah itu in English ‘then’, ‘afterward’. The conjunction is also usually used to connect a main sentence with the clause.

For example: Masukkan nomor meter atau ID pelanggan, pilih jumlah pulsa, lalu bayar menggunakan bank transfer in English ‘enter meter numbers or customer ID, select number of credits, then pay using bank transfer.’

That was “Let’s Speak Bhs Indonesia”, a lesson in Bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language on the radio. Hopefully, this edition will be useful for those who want to know more about Bahasa Indonesia. 

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